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post #1 of 21 Old 11-26-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a centerpiece fish!

We are slowly stocking our 200L freshwater tank, we currently have:
9 neons
5 Endler's guppy
5 corys
3 Dalmatian mollies
3 ottos
2 dwarf gourami
1 red tailed black shark

we are looking for a centerpiece fish (or pair) that are peaceful and add that little bit extra to the tank, nothing huge I'd say a max of 10inches??

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Also, my red tailed black shark goes up to the surface and eats floating food intended for the other fish - is that normal? They get sinking pellets and algae wafers too but he seems to like it? He (I assume its a he) will eat anything that is sinking first then takes gulps from the surface hoping to get some food! he then has to blow out all the air he took in! I assumed from what I read and the fact that his mouth is on his underside that he was a 'bottom feeder'!

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM
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Thinking we might have some unit of measure confusion going on. Your tank is 200L, so I'm thinking that's approximately 50G. A ten inch fish in a 50G tank is enormous. A ten centimeter fish is appropriately sized. Let's clear up the measures first and then talk about possible centerpiece fish. Us Yanks aren't used to dealing with metrics

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post #4 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Your right 200l is around 53 US gallons. And I am sorry! my bad! I did mean 10cm not 10inches!! 10inches is massive! I'd need to keep it in the bath! :D
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post #5 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 02:04 PM
i hope you just meant red tailed shark lol. black sharks get HUGE!
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post #6 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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It was called red tailed black shark in the store so thats what I've been calling it! definitely not a massive black shark though!! :)
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 02:16 PM
if you click the Black Shark link it shows you a shark that can get up to like 24 inches in captivity, which probably wouldn't do too well in your tank. i hope its a Red Tail Shark!


http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...-tailed-shark/
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post #8 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 02:26 PM
anyways to be ON topic. could you do gourami?
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post #9 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Yes thats him the red tailed shark!! I was a little worried for a minute!
I already have two dwarf gourami, will that matter?
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post #10 of 21 Old 11-27-2012, 03:07 PM
hm. i would think the gourami are already sort of centerpiece fish. not sure what else you could add, maybe a few more of them?

i was playing with aqadvisor.com and plugged in your fish, and even though it didnt have your exact tank, it warned that the RTS might be too aggressive to be with the neons and the endlers, so i'd keep an eye on that. sounds like a beautiful tank :)
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